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Strawbery Mochi (Daifuku)- a delicious Japanese mochi dessert. A whole strawberry is covered in a layer of red bean paste and wrapped in mochi.

Strawberry Mochi (Daifuku)

Strawbery Mochi, or strawberry daifuku, is a delicious Japanese dessert. A whole strawberry is covered in a layer of red bean paste and wrapped in mochi. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword mochi, strawberries, sweet
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 mochi
Calories 20kcal



  • Wash and pat dry the strawberries.
    12 small to medium strawberries
  • Cut off the stems.
  • Take a tablespoon or so of red bean paste, and wrap around the strawberry to fully cover.
    1 package red bean paste (koshian/smooth type)
  • Using plastic wrap will make this easier and keep it from sticking to your hands. Wrap all of the strawberries and place in the refrigerator.


  • Mix the mochiko and sugar in a large microwave safe bowl.
    1 cup mochiko, 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Stir in the water and mix until fully combined.
    1 1/8 cup water
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for one minute.
  • Remove from microwave and stir.
  • Microwave for 30 second increments until mochi is smooth, thick, and pliable.
    See video above for visual. The amount of time may depend upon the microwave strength. For me I had to do it 4 times total. 
  • On a clean work surface, sprinkle a generous amount of starch, and turn the mochi onto it.
    cornstarch/potato starch
  • Put starch on your hands, to prevent sticking. Cut the mochi into twelve equal sized portions.
  • Flatten the mochi into a circle, and place a red bean wrapped mochi tip down in the center of the mochi.
  • Wrap the strawberry with the mochi, pinching the bottom closed. 
  • If you are not eating immediately, cover lightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. 



Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg